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Finally got some pics ready

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more........
I have yote and cat in snare that some may see as sensitive. Let me know if you want to see.

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Great photos redrider. Thumbs up That black coon is neat. Was that larger beaver a blanket?

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Sorry Hiker I'm still a novice. This is my first beaver, what is meant by blanket?
Thanks

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Nice pictures

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I found this from Trapper Dave on Michigan outdoor forum. He sums it up pretty well.

There are 8 sizes for beaver.

Kit ~ Under 20#.......... Under 40 inches stretched

Small ~ 20# to 30#........ 40 to 45 inches stretched

Small Medium ~ 30# to 35#........ 45 to 50 inches stretched

Medium ~ 35# to 40#........ 50 to 55 inches stretched

Large ~ 40# to 45#........ 55 to 60 inches stretched

Extra Large ~ 45# to 50#........ 60 to 65 inches stretched

Blanket ~ 50# to 60#........ 65 to 70 inches stretched

Super Blanket ~ Over 60#........... Over 70 inches stretched

These are just good estimated, based on my experience!

A good way to determine the stretched size of a beaver pelt, is by measuring the green pelt.

Hang the skinned green pelt on a nail by the nose and measure its length from nose to to base of tail.

Multiply this measurement by 1.5 and then add 2".

Example: The green pelt measures 42", so 1.5 x 42" = 63" and 63" + 2" = 65".

So a blanket beaver green pelt should measure at least 42".

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Good info, Thanks Hiker Thumbs up
This beaver just made the XL category at 45#.

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That is a nice sized beaver. Those buggers are tough to skin, especially after a day in freezing water. Have you skinned it out yet? Hopefully you will have a barnwall full of hides by spring. Thumbs up

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It was a little different than skinning a coon that's for sure , but all went well. Since that first one I have taken 9 more. 5 in the kit category and 4 in the large to XL area. Lots of fun Yes

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Nice photos...especially the coons. Do you have foxes around there?

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We do have foxes, mostly reds. However this year while bow hunting I had a gray step out and I heart shot him at 25 yds. Grays are not very common at all here, so it was a trophy for me. He is at the taxidermist now. Big smile Being fairly new to this, I haven't targeted any fox, YET! We have quite a few where I live so I'll be working on that soon.[/b]

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